3. Configuration

To connect Homegear with a Hue bridge, the bridge needs to be configured with the Hue app first.


No accessory (like motion sensor) can be connected with the bridge using the app, if not at least one lamp is connected.

After initial setup, start the homegear console:

homegear -r

Thereafter, select the Philips hue family and start searching for the bridge:

family select 5

Press the pair button on bridge to allow Homegear connecting to it.


The search command also pairs new lamps so there is no need to use the app for that.

Now you can list and also use connected devices:



Motion detectors are not supported, as the bridge doesn’t support sending data on events.